Category archives: Fashion

DIY: Up-cycled Braid Necklace

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This REFIX Magazine D.I.Y. features Micha Design (michadesign.com). Micha shows us how to take our outdated necklaces, chains, and belt buckles and use them to create something magnificent-- an upcycled braid necklace. Music by: 88:88 (Astra- "Battling the Sun" refix) checkoutthewebsite.com Video clips and photography by: Emily Sandifer sandiferp[...]

Sustainable Style Made ULTRA Easy

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On the road to leading a sustainable lifestyle comes patience, conservation, awareness, and ...style? ULTRA, "a collective of designers, thinkers, and makers grounded in sustainability"  has made leading such a life not only stylish, but easy. They offer The ULTRA10- a collection of ten core wardrobe pieces versatile enough for a year made of organ[...]

REFIX Vol. 1 Preview

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REFIX Magazine PREMIER ISSUE PREVIEW 2011 from andrea krystine on Vimeo. REFIX Magazine Preview featuring the talents of... Photography: Emily Sandifer Clothing and Accessories by: Kristinit Micha Designs Grammatique Wardrobe Stylists: Emily Brushey Andy Montano Make-up & Hair: Julia LoVetere Adriana Lopez Models: Kaet Lane Bethany [...]

Freedom and Fashion Show

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Refix TV: Freedom and Fashion Show 11-6-10 from andrea krystine on Vimeo. Footage from the Fair-trade "Freedom and Fashion" event held in Irvine, CA on November 6th, 2010. Featuring: Jeannie Mai, The Style Network Bonnie Kim, Founder of Freedom and Fashion Docta E., Professor and Musician Allison Trowbridge, Notforsale.org Designs by: Kristinit[...]

To Have And To Ware

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London-based designer Emma Ware has intrigued us. As a Wimbledon School of Arts graduate, with a background in fine art, film, and TV, Emma utilizes reclaimed materials by creating them into intricate pieces of artwork. Combining textures for an elegant contrast, she uses hand-sculpted recycled rubber and chains in her accessories. Emma emphasizes susta[...]

Freedom and Fashion- hosted by Jeannie Mai

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Article by Andrea Krystine Ecologique Fashion attended the second annual Freedom and Fashion event in Irvine earlier this month. It was a not-for-profit fashion show that advocated fair trade and ethical employment practices. The event was primarily concerned with sex trafficking and spread awareness about the subject throughout the evening. Several partn[...]

The *Greener* Side of LA Fashion Weekend

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Emily Factor SS11 This fall, the Green Youth Movement took the green-repping reigns by producing LA Fashion Weekend's "The Green Initiative Humanitarian Fashion Show" held at The Gallery Los Angeles. The event with filled with an eclectic and anxious crowd of bloggers, designers, scenesters, and fashionistas who all happily embraced the collections of[...]

A Beautiful Soul is Timeless

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Article by Andrea KrystineHarper's Bazaar may have warned us about staying away from kimono cuts and embracing “ravish ruffles" in their September issue, yet Beautiful Soul proves that this timeless classic is well.. timeless! Beautiful Soul, known for their upcycled vintage kimono line, just released their latest --which we hope to view up c[...]

Katcha’s Transformations

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Katcha Bilek has always had a passion for transforming things rather than throwing them away. In her 20's she travelled all over Europe and learned several languages, giving a multi-cultural outlook to her art. In 1999 while living and traveling in a converted fire truck, she began making bags that utilized the leather techniques she had learned du[...]

Eco finds @ THREADShow SD

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This September I made an appearance at THREAD -- "a curated showcase of the best emerging, trend forecasting, style breaking, genre bending fashion designers, and the music and art that rock their world " -- that came back to visit San Diego, it's original launch pad.  Founded by Lara Matthews in 2003, THREAD offers indie artists and fashion d[...]